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Accelerated EAM: Leveraging Technology & Skill to Go Fast and Be Safe

By Paul McNamara | June 17, 2020

Speed is the key to competitive advantage and speed is not possible without visibility to obstacles – but it is only an advantage if you can see things your competitors can’t and then know what to do about them. Seeing less known but nonetheless serious obstacles require technology and competence. Without them, you can’t go…

Asset Management Best Practices: Navigating Covid-19

By Dennis Fuller | June 15, 2020

We’ve relied very much over the years on informal “water cooler” or “hallway” conversations to get caught up, coordinate, and build background narratives with our colleagues and teams at work; To check progress and see where people need help. These have been habitual practices that make things work but are now severely curtailed. These conversations…

Every Environment is Someone’s Production Environment

By James McNamara | June 10, 2020

Any complete definition of “Production” must include work that supports the making of some thing or service. That inclusion opens up “production” to include everyone’s work – it really includes your company’s whole supply chain. Wherever work is done is some form of production environment. If that environment (e.g.: computer, truck, instrument, lab space, test…

Covid-19 and The Urgency for Change. Finding & Navigating Dangerous Bumps!

By Dennis Fuller | June 8, 2020

Businesses have been grappling for years with changes in technology and practices driven by the new competitive requirements of the 4th Industrial Revolution (IR4). Then the Covid-19 pandemic appeared and that urgency drove new practices because they were required immediately to continue operations. The pandemic has kicked off a race for improvements and digitization that…

Leveraging Enterprise Test Assets to Accelerate Speed and Competitiveness

By Paul McNamara | June 1, 2020

The most asset-intensive and costly part of any manufacturing business is its test equipment operations. Test equipment is an essential and very costly component of the product development process in engineering and the order to cash processes in manufacturing and field support/MRO. These processes are complex and costly, tend to be slow or erratic, and…

Introducing Accelerated Enterprise Asset Management – aEAM

By Paul McNamara | May 25, 2020

Asset-Intensive operations have their own set of unique challenges when considering how they will be transformed for speed and cost competitiveness post-Covid-19. aEAM is looking like an answer to CEOs who, emboldened by the initial adoption of collaboration tools made necessary by Covid-19, intend to accelerate broader changes required to drive speed and efficiency into…

Software Training & Implementation Aimed at Outcomes

By Paul McNamara | April 19, 2020

Unless you plan to produce great results, you don’t have a chance at producing them.  They don’t happen by accident. The outcomes you aim at will specify what kinds of tools you will need and how you will need to use those tools.  The same tools can be used by two different people or the…

The Pandemic Has Exposed Asset Management Failings & Opportunities

By Paul McNamara | April 5, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has been a huge disruption, but if we are honest it has already shown us how unprepared we are to react to quickly changing events effectively.  This capability to adapt is a competitive necessity today with or without the pandemic.  To compete in the 4th Industrial Revolution requires resilience and speed and…

Is Your Team Ready, Willing and Able to Make The Changes Required to Win?

By Paul McNamara | March 18, 2020

In the asset management game, most solutions are focused on technology often at the exclusion of the asset management team and their customers.  Just as the musician’s skill has a huge impact on the musical performance, such is also the case with asset management.  It doesn’t mean that tools aren’t important, they are, but by…

Getting Resilient in a Time of Crisis

By Paul McNamara | March 15, 2020

Our situation has changed meaning we now have new threats (the virus and getting sick) and new obligations (hygiene and physical distancing) required to help us take care of those threats. At the same time, none of the threats or obligations we had before have been relieved. What is the Same? … The need for…